Department of Wildlife Conservation (Sri Lanka)
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|වනජිවි සංරක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව|
(as the Wildlife Department)
|Jurisdiction||Government of Sri Lanka|
|Headquarters||811/A Jayanthipura main road, Battaramulla|
|Annual budget||Rs 2.54 billion (2016)|
|Parent department||Ministry of Sustainable Development & Wildlife|
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|Wildlife of Sri Lanka|
The Department of Wildlife Conservation (Sinhala: වනජීවී සංරක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව Vanajivi Sanrakshana Departhamenthuwa) is a non-ministerial government department in Sri Lanka. It is the government department responsible for maintaining national parks, nature reserves and wildlife in wilderness areas in Sri Lanka. Forest reserves and wilderness areas are maintained by the Department of Forest Conservation. The head of the Department is the Director General of Wildlife Conservation, formally known as Warden. It was established in October 1949 with Captain Cyril Nicholas, MC as its first Warden.
List of national parks administered by the Department
List of nature reserves
Conservation centers under supervised by the Department
- "Budget Estimates 2017- Volume 3: Fiscal Year 2017". treasury.gov.lk. Ministry of Finance. Retrieved 3 November 2017.